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Orthodontics & Cosmetics

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Five of our 17 dental offices offer orthodontic services for both adults and children. The initial orthodontic exam is included in Kaiser Permanente’s comprehensive dental care coverage. Other orthodontic treatments, such as retainers and braces, could be covered by a supplemental plan to your dental care coverage.*

The Kaiser Permanente Dental Care Program also offers the following cosmetic dental services on a fee-for-service basis.**


A way to straighten teeth without a mouth full of metal. A nearly invisible alternative to braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth without metal or wires.

"Clear" braces

Another way to discreetly align teeth. They are comfortable, stain-resistant, and seem to disappear on teeth—showing only a thin wire.

Teeth whitening

White strips and custom trays available.

Composites (tooth-colored fillings)

Natural, durable alternative to silver fillings.


Thin porcelain tooth coverings that improve chipped, cracked or crooked teeth. As strong as natural teeth, they can close gaps and treat severe discoloration.


When restoration isn't possible, implants are a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges, or dentures. They are surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments.

Orthodontic and Cosmetic Dental Services Resources:

Kaiser Permanente Orthodontic brochure (pdf)
Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services brochure (pdf)
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*To find out if you have orthodontic coverage, call membership services (503-813-2000 from the Portland area; 1-800-813-2000 from all other areas).

**Cosmetic dental services are not covered benefits and are available on a fee-for-service basis. Refer to your plan’s Evidence of Coverage for complete dental plan details or call Membership Services.

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